24 April 2018

5 best restaurants in the Dominican Republic
Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor.
Bliss Restaurant
Cool poolside Italian
Despite its location just off a busy road in Cabarete, the surroundings at Bliss live up to the name – tranquil and enchanting. A serene swimming pool between the dining and bar areas is guarded by a Buddha statue, while plush seating and gentle background beats make you forget all your cares. The international-Italian fusion menu includes handmade pasta, fresh meat and fish, and delectable homemade desserts. Don’t miss the delicious mahi or gnocchi in gorgonzola at this romantic retreat.
Callejon de la Loma , 337 Cabarete
Tel: 809 571 9721 www.activecabarete.com/bliss
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El Mesón de la Cava
Best for a quirky setting
Set within a natural limestone cave in Santo Domingo, El Mesón de la Cava is a world-famous restaurant that opened its doors back in 1967. Loved by locals and tourists alike, it is known for daily deliveries of fresh fish and hand-selected ingredients. The inventive menu encompasses everything from hot and cold snacks to salads and main courses like lobster creole and veal scaloppini. The extensive wine list is there to match your dish selection, and the creative desserts are an added bonus.
Avenida Mirador Sur 1, Santo Domingo
Tel: 809 533 2818 www.elmesondelacava.com
Tel: 809 685 9955
La Residence
Fabulous French in a historic setting
Located on one of the oldest streets in the Americas, La Residence charms with its Spanish colonial architecture, and pillars and archways overlooking a courtyard. Its elegant atmosphere never fails to wow, along with the menu created by a respected French chef.
Classic yet innovative cuisine covers brochettes of spit-roasted duck, vegetable risotto and grilled meats with foie gras, while the daily Menu del Chef is great value in this upscale, stylish venue.
Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo

Captain Cook
Catch of the day
Not flashy or pricy, Captain Cook simply serves the best fresh seafood in the Punta Cana area. Set between the beachfront and the main street, locals flock here and tourists follow the trend. Make your choice of uber-fresh fish and have it cooked to order from the changing chalkboard menu on open-view grills.
From freshwater crab to lobster with lime butter and a choice of sides, to paella and spaghetti, there’s something to tempt everyone’s taste buds.
Playa El Cortecito, Marina El Cortecito
Tel: 809 552 1061
La Veranda
Best beachside venue
For a decadent breakfast or an unforgettable lunch on a perfectly kept beach, La Veranda is the place to be. Set on the waterfront of the beautiful Playa Dorada, this restaurant has an elegant European feel, characterised by striking modern style. Sit in the sunlight on the terrace and enjoy a varied menu, from grilled fresh fish to juicy burgers, finishing off with a tempting dessert. Relaxed beachside dining at its best.
Casa Colonial Hotel, Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata (formerly La Verandah)
Tel: 809 320 3232 www.casacolonialhotel.com/cuisine.html
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